FlightStats Introduces the First Annual Airport On-time Performance Awards and the 2010 Finalists

FlightStats Introduces the First Annual Airport On-time Performance Awards and the 2010 Finalists

FlightStats, a flight tracking and airport information service provided by Conducive Technology Corp., is proud to announce the list of airports that are finalists in the inaugural FlightStats’ 2010 Airport On-Time Performance Service (OPS) Awards program. The OPS awards recognizes airports around the world that deliver the highest percentage of departures from the gate less than 15 minutes after the published scheduled departure time.

“We’re very excited to add Airports as a new segment to the On-time Performance Awards this year. We felt it was important to begin uniquely recognizing airports, so that their role in getting passengers around the world to their destinations on time was equally celebrated along with the airlines. Congratulations to those airports who have achieved operational excellence in 2010.” said Jeff Kennedy, Conducive Technology Corp.’s CEO. The company has been tracking airport and airline on-time performance since 2004 and is uniquely qualified to present these awards as the leading provider of global air travel status information.

To determine the finalists, FlightStats examined departure data for 2010 aggregated from global sources including civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports, and major airline reservation systems. Winners in seven categories will be announced on February 28th. For more information, please visite the FlightStats On-time Performance Service Awards page.

Awards will be presented for 2010 operational excellence in the following categories:

  • Departure Performance among Major International Airports
  • Departure Performance among Major North American Airports
  • Departure Performance among Major European Airports
  • Departure Performance among Major Asian Airports
  • Departure Performance among Regional North American Airports
  • Departure Performance among Regional European Airports
  • Departure Performance among Regional Asian Airports

The Major International Airport category includes airports that have a significant number of trans-oceanic or international departures spanning at least three continents with at least 91,250 (250 departures per day) departures operated annually. Finalists include:

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)– Vancouver, BC, CA
  • Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)– Seattle, WA, US
  • Copenhagen Airport (CPH)– Copenhagen, DK
  • Douglas Airport (CLT)– Charlotte, NC, US
  • Memphis International Airport(MEM)– Memphis, TN, US

The Major North American Airports category includes airports based in North America and operating at least 91,250 (250 departures per day) annually scheduled departures. Finalists include:

  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)– Salt Lake City, UT, US
  • Memphis International Airport(MEM)– Memphis, TN, US
  • Douglas Airport(CLT)– Charlotte, NC, US
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)– Portland, US
  • Seattle/Tacoma International Airport(SEA)– Seattle, WA, US

The Major European Airports category includes airports based in Europe and operating at least 36,500 (100 departures per day) annually scheduled departures. Finalists include:

  • Vienna International Airport (VIE) – Vienna, AT
  • Linate Airport (LIN) – Milan, IT
  • Oslo Airport (OSL)– Gardermoen, NO
  • Copenhagen Airport(CPH) – Copenhagen, DK
  • Arlanda Airport(ARN) – Stockholm, SE

The Major Asian Airports category includes airports based in Asia and operating at least 36,500 (100 departures per day) annually scheduled departures. Finalists include:

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport(NGO) – Nagoya, JP
  • Kansai International Airport(KIX) – Osaka, JP
  • Haneda Airport(HND) – Tokyo, JP
  • Gimpo International Airport(GMP) – Seoul, KR
  • Itami Airport(ITM) – Osaka, JP

The Regional North American Airlines category is comprised of airports based in North America with service concentrated in certain regions, states and provinces in North America and operating at least 18,500 (50 departures per day) scheduled departures annually. Finalists include:

  • Honolulu International Airport(HNL) – Honolulu, HI, US
  • Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field)(BOI) – Boise, ID, US
  • Keahole Airport (KOA) – Kona, HI, US
  • Spokane International Airport(GEG) – Spokane, WA, US
  • Kahului Airport(OGG) – Kahului, HI, US

The Regional European Airlines category is comprised of airports based in Europe with service concentrated in Europe and operating at least 10,000 (27 departures per day) scheduled departures annually. Finalists include:

  • Sandefjord Airport(TRF) – Oslo, NO
  • La Palma Airport(SPC) – Santa Cruz De La Palma, ES
  • Flesland Airport(BGO) – Bergen, NO
  • Vaernes Airport(TRD) – Trondheim, NO
  • Sola Airport (SVG) – Stavager, NO

The Regional Asian Airlines category is comprised of airports based in Asia with service concentrated in Asia and operating at least 10,000 (27 departures per day) scheduled departures annually. Finalists include:

  • Kagoshima Airport(KOJ) – Kagoshima, JP
  • Gimhae International Airport(PUS) – Busan, KR
  • Kumamoto Airport(KMJ) – Kumamoto, JP
  • Miyazaki Airport(KMI) – Miyazaki, JP
  • Sendai Airport(SDJ) – Sendai, JP

Additional selection criteria:

  • Airport performance is determined based on on-time departures (departed from the gate less than 15 minutes after the published scheduled departure time).
  • Awards are based solely on performance results for flights departed from the airport.
  • Performance is assessed only for airports where FlightStats can accurately determine the outcome of at least 50% of an airport’s departures.
  • Only scheduled passenger flights are included in the analysis (no charter or unscheduled passenger flights, or cargo flights are considered).

Winners will be announced February 28.